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SOCIAL

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 25, 2015
'Sextortion' warning after victim targeted by crime ring
Users of social networking sites such as Facebook and Line are accustomed to receiving a "friend" request or a message from an unfamiliar contact. Most people ignore them, but the few who respond may need to think twice before pushing the send button.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Jun 19, 2015
Some of the world's cities take baby steps to protect women
Going out for dinner and not sure which area would be safer at night for a woman traveling on her own? Want to track your daughter to ensure she gets back from college safely?
JAPAN / Society
Jun 3, 2015
Number of welfare recipients in Japan hits record high
The number of welfare recipients totaled 2,174,331 in March, up 5,166 from the previous month, surpassing a record reached a year earlier, the welfare ministry said Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Apr 18, 2015
Teacher's assignment goes viral after pupils reveal secrets
A Colorado teacher who posted notes from her third-grade class online and started a social media whirlwind under the hashtag #IWishMyTeacherKnew said Friday the assignment had been a revelation for her.
Japan Times
LIFE
Apr 16, 2015
Sakura 2015: one nation under a pink canopy
Spring in Japan brings a wave of blossoming cherry trees that is celebrated through the nation for a short few weeks. Despite a spell of strong winds and heavy rain this year, most trees hung on to their petals for a memorable sakura season. Here's one last look at this special time.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 16, 2015
Number of minors abused by social media contacts hits record high
There were 1,421 cases reported of minors falling victim to crime via social networking sites, 128 more than a year earlier, the National Police Agency said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 16, 2015
Pushing Social Security reforms risky gambit, Christie admits
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is making cutting Social Security and Medicare the centerpiece of a possible presidential campaign, conceded on Wednesday that he is taking a risk with the proposal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 10, 2015
Line CEO bets on selfies and macho stamps to expand overseas
To go global, Line Corp. is getting local.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 9, 2015
Real-time Web service aims to inform disaster victims via Twitter
A new Web-based real-time information service may help provide quick and reliable disaster-related information via tweets while alerting users to unsubstantiated rumors and fake tips.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 6, 2015
Japanese man, 10 others questioned over Taiwan military base visit
Taiwan prosecutors investigating an alleged breach of military security have questioned a Japanese man and 10 Taiwanese over a visit to a facility where Apache attack helicopters are based.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 2, 2015
Cinderella's new moral: be rich or be a pumpkin
Kenneth Branagh's remake of 'Cinderella' carries a troubling economic message.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 27, 2015
$50 media player making waves in changing North Korea
A $50 portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government's efforts to keep its people isolated, a symbol of change in one of the world's most repressed societies.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 22, 2015
Islamic State urges backers to kill U.S. military personnel after posting names, addresses, photos online
The Islamic State group has posted online what it says are the names, U.S. addresses and photos of 100 American military service members, and called upon its "brothers residing in America" to kill them.
WORLD
Mar 17, 2015
Thai women warned against taking 'underboob selfies'
Thailand's military government warned women on Monday against posting "selfie" photos of the lower half of their breasts — a social media trend that has gone viral — saying their actions could violate the country's computer crime laws.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 12, 2015
Russia's social order today
In today's Russia, traditional forms of employment with stable wages and a more or less transparent system of social security have given way to shadow-market-style labor relations with badly documented part-time jobs and nontransparent methods of remuneration.
WORLD
Mar 11, 2015
Islamic State alternative to Facebook already offline
Facing a ban from mainstream online social networks Facebook and Twitter, supporters of the Islamic State appear to have launched their own "caliphate book."
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 8, 2015
The guiding principles of economic prosperity
It would be a mistake to assume that Germany's economic performance vindicates its policymaking today, for its current economic dominance has been built on a policy framework that stands in direct opposition to that championed by the father of its post-World War II 'economic miracle.'
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Mar 6, 2015
Man finds girl of his dreams in the mirror
Keisuke Jinushi was tired of seeing social-networking snapshots of his friends with their girlfriends, at weddings or with their newborn children. He was single and felt like time was slipping away for him while everyone else was happily moving on with life. He wanted what they had, and to flaunt it...
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Mar 6, 2015
How to make girlfriends and influence followers
For many, social media is a place to show off milestones in life: vacations, weddings, families. But what if you don't have any of those things?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 3, 2015
Animal abuse videos spark push for stronger laws
Sadistic videos posted online this year showing a man abusing a toy poodle have sparked revulsion among some viewers and calls by activists for changes to the law.

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